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Mother Wore Tights (1947)

 -  Musical  -  September 1947 (USA)
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In this chronicle of a vaudeville family, Myrtle McKinley (class of 1900) goes to San Francisco to attend business school, but ends up in a chorus line. Soon, star Frank Burt notices her ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mona Freeman ...
Iris
Connie Marshall ...
Mikie
Vanessa Brown ...
Bessie
Robert Arthur ...
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Grandmother McKinley
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Mr. Schneider
Ruth Nelson ...
Miss Ridgeway
Anabel Shaw ...
Alice Flemmerhammer
Stephen Dunne ...
Roy Bivins (as Michael Dunne)
George Cleveland ...
Grandfather McKinley
Veda Ann Borg ...
Rosemary Olcott
Sig Ruman ...
Papa
Lee Patrick ...
Lil
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In this chronicle of a vaudeville family, Myrtle McKinley (class of 1900) goes to San Francisco to attend business school, but ends up in a chorus line. Soon, star Frank Burt notices her talent, hires her for a "two-act", then marries her. Incidents of the marriage and the growing pains of eldest daughter Miriam are followed, interspersed with nostalgic musical numbers. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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In our family dad wore the pants but . . . Mother Wore Tights [Australia Theatrical]

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September 1947 (USA)  »

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Siempre en tus brazos  »

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$2,727,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 2, 1948 with Betty Grable and Dan Daily reprising their film roles. See more »

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Soundtracks

We're a Couple of Broadway Brothers
Music by Josef Myrow
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Sung and Danced by Dan Dailey and Betty Grable
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Vintage backstage family saga
25 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Betty Grable and Dan Daily were an excellent team, and this was one of their best. The music, while old fashioned corn, is fantastic, and the storyline -- also corn-- is great musical material. A great family picture. Song standouts include a delightful TRA LA LA LA LA, and also a great tribute to KOKOMO, INDIANA. Granted, Betty was no Garland, and she never tried to be, and this picture utilized more of her than just her valuable legs and incandescent beauty. Dan Daily brought out the best in Betty Grqble, and their numbers are always a delight. For any Fox musical aficionado, this film is a necessity. Not a wrong note in the whole picture.


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